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Russian Translation

The Russian language group
Russian is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. It is the national language of Russia and is spoken as a first or second language in the now independent states of the former Soviet Union.

Spoken Russian
Besides Russian, there are a number of other languages spoken in Russia. In some cases, these are specific dialects of other languages. In other cases these are individual languages of the diverse ethnic groups found in Russia: Ukrainian and Belorussian, Polish and Bulgarian (Slavic), Armenian (Armenian), Georgian (Georgian), Moldavian (Roman), Tajik (Iranian), German (Germanic), Lithuanian and Latvian (Baltic), Gipsy.
While many of the countries of the former Soviet Union are now promoting their local languages rather than Russian, Russian remains widely spoken in these areas and is often used for intercommunication between these countries.
Modern Russian is the dialect of Moscow. It is the official language of the government and administration, but it is also used at length in business and education.

Written Russian
Russian is written using the Cyrillic alphabet. This is used to write six Slavic languages (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian), as well as several other languages of Russia and the former Soviet Union, such as Tatar (a Turkic language). If a company is contemplating doing business with Russia, it may be sufficient to use only the English language. Most people in Russia speak English due among other things to the strong connection between Russia and the United States. However, business is always best conducted in the language of the target audience. If the intention is to reach a broad audience, we advise using Moscow Russian.

Viewing the Cyrillic Font
If you are unsure whether your system is able to view and edit the  Cyrillic font NTIS New Zealand is able to provide your translation as a PDF or picture file.



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